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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Spring 2007

WGS 345 • Diaspora, Sex & Visual Culture-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor

Shorb, K

Course Description

This class will examine racialized transnational bodies and their sexual representations in film, television, and Internet culture. In particular, we will focus on representations of Asian, African, and Latino people(s) in media produced and/or consumed in the United States and Europe. This class explores the social and political implications of people of color who cross borders both physically and metaphorically. A particular emphasis will be on queer/LGBT communities and diasporas. We will draw from a variety of theoretical literatures including: Race and Racial Formation Theory; post-modern identity politics; migration and diaspora theory; empire; nationalism; politics of AIDS; queer and feminist theory; masculinity studies; psychoanalysis; television and film studies; and literary criticism.


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